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Week of July 22, 2002
Meeting the pope thrills Erwin Fung
WYD delegate worked long and hard in youth work
By RENATO GANDIA
"The young people of the world need events like this to rally again into our faith."
- Erwin Fung
Fung took part in WYD celebrations in Paris in 1997 and it was there that he committed himself to help out in the Toronto event that will unify youth and adults from around world.
Fung hopes the youth of the archdiocese and the world will really come together, especially those who are fragmented.
"I hate to say this, but I think the young people of the world need events like this to rally again into our faith."
This young man is vice-president of the young adults group and member of the youth council that organizes activities for the youth in the parish. And he believes youth groups facilitate finding common ground in celebrating the faith.
"Through the youth group, we share a common bond, which is our faith."
For Fung, there are other avenues faith can be nurtured and celebrated. But having such an opportunity at the parish level is so important and crucial to this Catholic youth.
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